10/21/2013

17 Cheap Large Cap Dividend Contenders Close To New 52-Week Highs

Cheaply valuated dividend growth stocks close to new 52-Week-Highs originally published at long-term-investments.blogspot.com. I published recently a small article about Large Cap stocks close to new one-year highs with a single P/E.

The idea behind is that there could be more room for a higher stock price due to the low valuation and the break-out signal. I know that this kind of method is more technically but it should give you some new ideas from a different perspective of the capital market.

Today I would like to screen my dividend income growth stock database by shares with 10 to 25 years of consecutive dividend growth that are 5 percent or less away from new one-year highs. In addition, the earnings income multiple for the next year should be under 15 and the market capitalization over USD 10 billion.

Only 17 stocks fulfilled these criteria of which ten are currently recommended to buy.

Here are the top yielding stocks:

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Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) has a market capitalization of $41.37 billion. The company employs 120,000 people, generates revenue of $47.182 billion and has a net income of $2.745 billion. Lockheed Martin’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $5.470 billion. The EBITDA margin is 11.59 percent (the operating margin is 9.40 percent and the net profit margin 5.82 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 16.32 percent of Lockheed Martin’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 16,174.36 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 527.88 percent was realized by Lockheed Martin. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $8.93. Last fiscal year, Lockheed Martin paid $4.15 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Forward P/E: 13.31. The stock is 2.05 percent away from new 52-Week-Highs.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.43, the P/S ratio is 0.88 and the P/B ratio is finally 1,060.95. The dividend yield amounts to 4.13 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.88.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Lockheed Martin (LMT)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Lockheed Martin (LMT)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Lockheed Martin (LMT)

Shaw Communications (NYSE:SJR) has a market capitalization of $10.98 billion. The company employs 14,000 people, generates revenue of $4.859 billion and has a net income of $739.91 million. Shaw Communications’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $1.954 billion. The EBITDA margin is 40.22 percent (the operating margin is 26.39 percent and the net profit margin 15.23 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 41.37 percent of Shaw Communications’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 140.20 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 21.69 percent was realized by Shaw Communications. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $1.63. Last fiscal year, Shaw Communications paid $0.93 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Forward P/E: 14.95. The stock is 3.78 percent away from new 52-Week-Highs.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 14.87, the P/S ratio is 2.27 and the P/B ratio is finally 3.20. The dividend yield amounts to 4.00 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 0.59.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of Shaw Communications (SJR)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of Shaw Communications (SJR)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Shaw Communications (SJR)

ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) has a market capitalization of $89.81 billion. The company employs 17,500 people, generates revenue of $62.004 billion and has a net income of $7.481 billion. ConocoPhillips’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $22.309 billion. The EBITDA margin is 35.98 percent (the operating margin is 24.87 percent and the net profit margin 12.07 percent).

Financial Analysis: The total debt represents 18.55 percent of ConocoPhillips’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 45.27 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.09 percent was realized by ConocoPhillips. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $6.17. Last fiscal year, ConocoPhillips paid $2.64 in the form of dividends to shareholders. Forward P/E: 11.62. The stock is 0.05 percent away from new 52-Week-Highs.

Market Valuation: Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.90, the P/S ratio is 1.45 and the P/B ratio is finally 1.87. The dividend yield amounts to 3.76 percent and the beta ratio has a value of 1.01.


Long-Term Stock Price Chart Of ConocoPhillips (COP)
Long-Term Dividend Payment History of ConocoPhillips (COP)
Long-Term Dividend Yield History of ConocoPhillips (COP)


Take a closer look at the full list of cheaply valueated dividend growth stocks close to new 52-Week-Highs. The average P/E ratio amounts to 23.53 and forward P/E ratio is 11.83. The dividend yield has a value of 2.57 percent. Price to book ratio is 5.37 and price to sales ratio 1.61. The operating margin amounts to 17.15 percent and the beta ratio is 0.88. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 0.94.

Here is the full table with some fundamentals (TTM):

Cheap Dividend Income Growth Stocks
Close To 52-Week Highs (Click to enlarge)

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LMT, SJR, COP, DCM, NTT, MSFT, TEVA, NSC, GD, CAH, ACE, QCOM, MUR, BG, CVS, CNQ, IMO

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*I am long LMT, MSFT, and QCOM. I receive no compensation to write about these specific stocks, sector or theme. I don't plan to increase or decrease positions or obligations within the next 72 hours.

For the other stocks: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I receive no compensation to write about any specific stock, sector or theme.


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